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20 Jun 2019   ·   2

Gretchen’s $63 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.19

1 Half & Half – $1.59

2 cans Green Beans – $0.49 each

1 can Chili Beans – $0.65

2 dozen Eggs – $0.58 each

2.98 lbs Grapes – $2.35

4 pkg Strawberries – $0.88 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 pkg Flat Leaf Spinach – $1.39

1 pkg Peaches – $3.69

2 Seedless Cucumbers – $1.29 each

1 Cantaloupe – $1.49

1 pkg Snack Crackers – $1.59

1 Cream Cheese – $0.99

1 Peanut Butter – $1.49

1 bag Corn Chips – $1.25

1 pkg Thin Wheat Crackers – $1.25

1 Grape Jelly – $1.65

1 pkg Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.49

1 loaf Bread – $1.39

1 can Pumpkin – $0.79

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

Total: $51.97

Dillons

2 Cascadian Farms Cereal – $1.79 each, used $1/2 printable – $1.29 each after coupon

1 bag Kroger Flour – $1.59, used $0.40/1 mailer coupon – $1.19 after coupon

4 Clif Nut Bars – Marked down to $0.49 each

3 boxes Sun-Maid Raisins – $2.19 each, used AND – $0.69 each after coupon and rebate (Plus, received $2 catalina at checkout for buying 3 boxes!)

2 Larabars – Marked down to $0.59 each, used – $0.34 each after coupon

3 pkg Goldfish Crackers – $0.99 each

2 bags Apples – Marked down to $0.99 each

1 lb Butter – $2.77

1 pkg Kroger Frozen Broccoli – $1

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29

1.81 lbs Bananas – $0.89

Total after coupons and rebate: $11.58 (Plus, received $2 catalina!)

Total for all groceries: $63.55

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toast & Eggs, Fruit, Oatmeal, Pumpkin Muffins

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Tossed Salad Bar, Cheese/Crackers/Fruit, Apples & Peanut Butter, Leftovers

Dinners

Build Your Own Haystacks

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit

, Steamed Broccoli

Out to eat (I will be gone at a Mom’s Night Out so my husband will get dinner out for him and the kids.)

Spaghetti, Homemade Bread, Green Beans

Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Spinach Salad

Snacky Dinner (We will be traveling so I plan to pack lots of snacks for the kids to eat on the plane.) 🙂

20 Jun 2019   ·   0
Smoothie King

Smoothie King: Buy One, Get One Free Smoothies

Smoothie King is offering a free smoothie when you buy one on June 21st!

Smoothie King is celebrating (up to a $6 value) when you purchase a 20 oz or larger smoothie on June 21, 2019!

Simply scan your Healthy Rewards app and purchase a 20 oz or larger smoothie on June 21st. Then get a free smoothie reward (up to a $6 value) loaded on your app account for use June 22nd through 27th!

Looking for more National Smoothie Day freebies?

Thanks, !

20 Jun 2019   ·   0
Kidfresh Frozen Meal

Free Kidfresh Frozen Meals at Publix and Kroger!

These Kidfresh Frozen Meal are perfect to have on hand for little ones! And you can get them FREE at Publix and Kroger this week!

You can score free Kidfresh Frozen Meals at Publix and Kroger this week! Here’s how:

Publix

Kidfresh Frozen Meal – $3.49
Use
Submit for
Free after coupon and rebate

Kroger

Kidfresh Frozen Meal – $2.99
Use
Submit for
Free after coupon and rebate

Thanks, !

20 Jun 2019   ·   0
Starbucks Frappuccinos

Starbucks Happy Hour: Buy One, Get One Free Espresso or Frappuccino

Looking for a frugal afternoon treat? Stop by during Starbucks Happy Hour today to get Buy One, Get One Free Espressos or Frappuccinos!

(Want to save more on Starbucks? Check out my post on how I justify drinking Starbucks even on a budget! Hint: I use Swagbucks to get Starbucks gift cards so I pay nothing out of pocket! 😉)

Starbucks is offering today, June 20th, from 3 p.m. until close.

You’ll need to check your Starbucks app or inbox for this offer and show it to the barista to get this deal.

And don’t forget to  to get a free drink on your birthday, rewards and freebies, special Starbucks Happy Hour promos like this, more!

Psst! Did you see how this post on how to throw a Starbucks birthday party on a budget? SO cool!

19 Jun 2019   ·   9

How to Homeschool for Free or Cheap

Interested in homeschooling but afraid it might break your family’s budget? Read this post for some really great tips on how to homeschool for free — or very close to free!

{Don’t miss our weekly round-up of all the best FREE homeschool curriculum & resources! And you can also check out my Top 10 Favorite Free Homeschool Sites here.}

how to homeschool for free

Guest post from Jessica of :

Yes! It is possible to homeschool for free or cheap!

Once you dig into all the homeschool curriculum products available, it can be overwhelming. When you check out the prices on those bad boys, it can get scary.

Don’t worry though, there are a lot of ways to give your child a great education at an affordable price. Some of the homeschool lessons and curriculums we use are completely free!

So if you’re wondering how to homeschool for free, here are my top tips…

Use what you’ve got:

Search your home for any books you may have forgotten about.

When I started out, I had no idea how I was going to afford all the things I thought I needed.

Luckily, my son had a ton of nature and science books already. I used these to build a few of my lessons for him, and we had a set of dictionaries we used for spelling lessons and other subjects.

Borrow:

If you already know of other homeschool families in your are, ask them if they have any old schoolbooks or homeschooling curriculum books they aren’t using and that you might borrow for a while.

If you’re not familiar with any other homeschool families in the area, look on Facebook for local homeschool groups or ask your friends and family, your church, or even your local schools.

When I pulled my son out of public school, they were kind enough to give me some information about local homeschool programs.

Shop for used books:

Check local garage sales, used bookstores, and other local stores for discounted items.

Join a few Facebook groups where people are selling their used homeschool books for dirt cheap. I have saved so much money by doing this and hardly ever purchase anything brand new. Before buying anything, I always first search for used homeschool supplies or books.

Utilize free homeschool resources

There are tons of free online homeschool curriculum options out there. You don’t have to stick with just one either, you can take different lessons from multiple online curriculums to fit your educational outline.

A few popular free curriculums:

  • – 180-day lesson plans for PreK-8th. (this is one of our favorites)
  • – Free online lessons for just about any subject.
  • – Independent teacher-led courses for homeschoolers.
  • YouTube — there are a ton of out there that are perfect for supplementing your homeschool curriculum. You can find different channels that range from preschool to high school subjects.

Finding affordable or free homeschool educational materials or curriculum is not as hard as you think!

I recommend scouring the internet to find out what’s available. Join local homeschool groups, find local Facebook groups, etc.

Several of our local homeschool families often get together for different field trips — many places even offer homeschooling families a discount on tickets!

Do you have any other advice on how to homeschool for free? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Jessica Fuqua is the owner/editor of , where she often writes about family, parenting, and homeschooling.

19 Jun 2019   ·   4
Adidas Shoes

*HOT* Up to 70% off Adidas Shoes for the Family + Free Shipping!!

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Love Adidas? You can score up to 70% off Adidas shoes for the family! Plus, shipping is free!

Through the end of today, Adidas is offering when you use the promo code JUNE20 at checkout! Plus, shipping is free!

Here are some deals you can score…

Get these after the promo code (regularly $60)!

Get these after the promo code (regularly $38)!

Get these after the promo code (regularly $60)!

Get these after the promo code (regularly $120)!

Valid through June 19, 2019.

19 Jun 2019   ·   0

Get a 96-count box of Ticonderoga Pencils for just $9.95!!

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This super popular deal is available again, and it doesn’t usually last this long! Grab ’em while you can!

Amazon has these right now!

At just $0.10 per pencil, that’s a really great deal on these highly-rated pencils!!

 to get free 2-day shipping. And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

Thanks, !

19 Jun 2019   ·   0

Cents of Style: Get Two Kimonos for just $12 each, shipped!

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Wow! This is such a fantastic deal on these popular Kimonos from Cents of Style!

Cents of Style is offering their and use the promo code KIMONO24 at checkout!

There are tons of fun style and colors to choose from. This is such a great spring and summer transition piece!

Valid through June 21, 2019.

19 Jun 2019   ·   0
Crayola Markers

Crayola Brush Markers, 16 count only $6.99 shipped!

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These Crayola Brush Markers are perfect for writing, lettering, sketching, drawing, and adult coloring.

Amazon has these right now – the lowest price ever on record!

These are perfect for hand lettering, sketching, journaling, coloring and more!

 to get free 2-day shipping. And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

Thanks, !

19 Jun 2019   ·   0
Up to 50% Off PUMA Shoes for the Family + FREE Shipping

Up to 50% off PUMA Shoes for the Family + FREE Shipping!

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You can get up to 50% off PUMA shoes for the family right now! Plus, shipping is FREE!

Today only, PUMA is offering ! No promo code needed. Plus, shipping is free!

Here are some deals you can score…

Get these (regularly $65)!

Get these (regularly $70)!

Get these(regularly $55)!

Get these (regularly $45)!

Get these (regularly $65)!

Get these (regularly $50)!

Valid today only, June 19, 2019.

Thanks, !

19 Jun 2019   ·   0

Custom Watercolor House Print just $18.99 + shipping!

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These Custom Watercolor House Prints would make such great gift ideas!

Jane has these right now!

Each print is 8.5 x 11 and comes with a thin white border around it for matting purposes. Choose from three different watercolor styles.

Shipping is $2.99 for the first print and $0.49 for each additional print shipped within the same order.

19 Jun 2019   ·   0
Cute Cash Envelopes

Cute Cash Envelopes only $9.99 + shipping!

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These Cute Cash Envelopes are perfect to carry in your wallet and help you stay on budget!

Jane has these !

These come in a set of five with four different pattern options to choose from. They also include a set of five labels to personalize each envelope to your liking!

Shipping is $2.99 for the first Set of Envelopes and $0.99 for each additional Set of Envelopes shipped within the same order.